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NW employers receive Gold Award for supporting Armed Forces community
NW employers receive Gold Award for supporting Armed Forces community
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140 organisations have received the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award for their outstanding support of the Armed Forces community – among them, 18 from north-west England …

Inspirational leadership, management and coaching courses
Inspirational leadership, management and coaching courses
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inspired2learn offers a wide range of options to Service leavers looking for ELCAS- approved resettlement courses. Read on to find out how you could gain a professional qualification that will boost your transition prospects – and how others like you have already done just that!

All set to capitalise on the bike boom!
All set to capitalise on the bike boom!
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In this Q&A, Matt Waters, a level 3 student in Cycle Maintenance and Repair at Cycle Systems Academy, shares his experience of the course and his future plans once qualified …

Secure up to 40% off on sports deals this summer
Secure up to 40% off on sports deals this summer
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To coincide with the Tokyo Olympics, members of the UK Armed Forces, their partners and veterans can now access exclusive summer sports savings on big-name brands, including Sky TV, Foot Locker, Reebok and Panasonic …

CNet celebrates coveted ERS Gold Covenant
CNet celebrates coveted ERS Gold Covenant
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CNet Training (CNet), global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has been awarded the Gold Covenant by the MoD in this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) …

New level 3 photography course launched: apply by 6 August
New level 3 photography course launched: apply by 6 August
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The course, which accepts ELC funding, starts at BFBS HQ on 13 September – applications close on 6 August so act now to register your interest …

From groundcrew specialist to rising star
From groundcrew specialist to rising star
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Holly Ferneyhough, business support manager at Atalian Servest, has been recognised as Rising Star of the Year at the Ex-Forces Business Awards 2021 …

Need help taking your first step towards a cyber or tech career?
Need help taking your first step towards a cyber or tech career?
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RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity has teamed up with TechVets to host a free online event focused on helping veterans and Service leavers into the cyber security industry and tech sector …

So much more than a weekend hobby
So much more than a weekend hobby
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RAF Reserve Gary Forder is living his childhood dream of serving in the Armed Forces, and enjoying all the benefits and opportunities offered by Reservist life …

‘Without CNet I would not be in the role I’m in today’
‘Without CNet I would not be in the role I’m in today’
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… so says Peter Granger, who in this feature discusses his CNet resettlement training and how it helped to shape his career upon leaving the Armed Forces …

Study for an MBA
Study for an MBA
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Do you mean business? If your CV includes an MBA, it’s likely to focus employers’ attention. It’s a highly respected qualification, sought after in a wide range of career sectors, and the routes to achieving it are eminently flexible. So what are you waiting for?

King Edward VII’s Hospital veterans’ grant open for applications
King Edward VII’s Hospital veterans’ grant open for applications
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Charitable hospital King Edward VII’s Military Grants Fund is open to applications, offering grants to cover up to 100% of fees for medical treatment for veterans …

Landmarc sponsors Team Emotive in daring Atlantic challenge
Landmarc sponsors Team Emotive in daring Atlantic challenge
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Landmarc Support Service is sponsoring Team Emotive in its mission to complete one of the world’s most difficult ocean rowing challenges – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – all in the name of raising money for military mental health charity, Veterans at Ease …

Give your future career a lift!
Give your future career a lift!
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The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s Military Transition Scheme (MTS) is now live …

Want to connect to a career in the electricity industry?
Want to connect to a career in the electricity industry?
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Engineers from two power firms are helping those considering leaving the Armed Forces to explore career paths in the electricity industry …

The tools to succeed
The tools to succeed
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In this Q&A, Geoff Wilson talks about his experience training in Cycle Maintenance and Repair at Cycle Systems Academy, and what he plans to do with the qualification …

Changes to SIA training
Changes to SIA training
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The SIA has created a downloadable flowchart with all the information you need …

New YouTube series spotlights Exercise Rattlesnake
New YouTube series spotlights Exercise Rattlesnake
NEWS

Forces News has launched an explosive new YouTube series, Exercise Rattlesnake, which gives a rare in-depth look at one of the world’s biggest, most hardcore military exercises this year, designed to test UK and US troops to their absolute limits …

New stamps honour Royal British Legion centenary
New stamps honour Royal British Legion centenary
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The Isle of Man Post Office has issued a unique set of stamps to celebrate 100 years of the Royal British Legion, the UK’s largest charity dedicated to supporting the needs of the Armed Forces, past and present, and their families …

ELC 101: getting started
ELC 101: getting started
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There are several stages to the ELC process. Full details are set out in Joint Service Publication 822 (JSP 822).

Training Courses See all

Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the armed forces; however with many companies offering varying standards of training choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision to make.
Nationwide, South West
Inspired2learn | Coaching & Mentoring
Are you ready to manage, lead, coach or mentor others in a new job role in ‘civvy street’?
International, Nationwide, South West
Train4All Construction Academy | Building - Bricklaying
Train4All Construction Academy was opened in 2008 to provide training for those working in or looking to enter into a career within the Construction Industry, with Mechanical Engineering and Welding coming on board with the Southwest WeldingAcademy in 2021.
South West
O’Halloran & O’Brien | Building - Carpentry
O’Halloran & O’Brien Ltd has established itself as a leading groundwork and civil engineering contractor in the South East of England, with offices in Kent and Surrey. With professional staff and highly qualified labour, we are able to work closely with our clients to provide competitive solutions to complex developments; providing engineering solutions and groundworks services.
South East
Woodward SHE Ltd | Construction
Woodward SHE is a family led SME based in Cumbria. We are a GOLD rated NEBOSH Learning Partner with an ELC average evaluation score of 96% (ELC provider number 4435).
North West, Scotland, Yorkshire and Humber

Latest Jobs See all

Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Join the UK’s leading and largest Locksmith community, for a profession which has variety, flexibility and most importantly the luxury to design your own career.
Keytek
McNally Recruitment | Computing & IT
We are working exclusively with our client to source a permanent C++ Developer, remote-based working. Post pandemic you may be required to attend a monthly meeting in the UK.
C++ Developer
McNally Recruitment | Computing & IT
IT Service Desk Team Leader, Based from the Glasgow Office with an opportunity to work remote. Trips to other offices may be required.
IT Service Desk Team Leader
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia | AviationDefence StudiesEngineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - Mechanical
When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account. The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions. BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years. Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​ | Facilities Management Health Care and Nursing Motor IndustryRetail
This role sits within the Technical Customer Services and you will be responsible for the service and repair of floorcare machines and associated floorcare equipment within defined OTIF and First time Fix targets and to the Customer’s satisfaction.
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​

University See all

University College of Estate Management | Construction
UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.
International
York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber
University of Bolton | Computing & IT
You can join the 82% of former UK armed force members that find employment with the support of Greater Manchester’s No.1 university.
North West
Edinburgh Napier University | Distance Learning
Edinburgh Napier University can equip both Undergraduate and Post Graduate students for success in an increasingly competitive job market.
International
Royal Agricultural University | Agriculture & Farming
The Universty is a publicly funded Higher Education University with degree awarding status providing a wide range of courses at all levels Certificate, diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate both taught, MSc and MBA and Research PhD in a large number of specialist options
South West